Fw: NLUS Member Survey July 8, 2011
Navy League President's MessageAhoy,I have an engineering degree and I had difficulty with the NLUS member survey. Please see what you can do with it.It would be wonderful if individuals, even councils, could take on the task of mentoring students. For sure our nation, and as indicated below our Navy, has a problem.Anyone care to serve on a STEM committee within our Pacific Central Region? Simply hit reply - it won't be posted as I moderate this Yahoo group site but it will be noted and you will get a response.Also note the potential opportunity to earn $$$ for your council, or another non-profit - like Sea Cadets, for completing additional Survey Monkey surveys, http://www.surveymonkey.com/Home_Landing.aspx?sm=ZxRNMY3ssaqx4IZ8i%2fifVe05NgISNSBqTZSLu1o0oUg%3d.Heave Ho,PhelpsPhelps HobartSenior Vice PresidentPacific Central Region, NLUSPS Space is still available for additional crew members for the Navy League day sail on San Francisco Bay. The boat, docked in Alameda, is awesome. The tentative date remains Saturday, July 30.
----- Original Message -----From: Dale LummeTo: nlsac@...Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011Subject: NLUS Member Survey July 8, 2011July 8, 2011
~ STEM Survey ~(Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)The survey below will take approximately 5 minutes of your time and will assist us greatly to understand what resources and interest level we have and in which locations as we contemplate what level and type of support is achievable by the Navy League.The Navy League is organizing an approach to work with the US Navy and other organizations to help solve this problem. We need your help. We need more information from the membership of the Navy League.The United States has a national problem in STEM education and SECNAV Ray Mabus indicates that the problem is magnified in the Department of the Navy. Our highly technical sea services depend on technical literacy among Sailors and Marines at all levels. The US ranks middle to bottom in many categories in most studies (2010 Report: Rising above the Gathering Storm). Specifically, the US ranks 48th in the world in K-12 STEM education. The essence of this dynamic problem is the annual shortfall of STEM graduates is increasing at an alarming rate. For more information about STEM please see SEAPOWER magazine (May 2011, page 32).Senior Navy officials and nonprofit leaders have told the Navy League that several gaps exist that the Navy League appears well positioned to fill. Professionals with STEM backgrounds who have served in the US military and are willing to serve as mentors to some of the kids as part of structured programs are an immediate need.Thank you for taking a few minutes to help us so that we can ultimately offer national STEM programs that the Navy League membership can participate. Click here to take survey.Thank You,
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